Just the Facts
Certification Programs NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Health IT, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services; March 2, 2010
Bookmarked version of Certification NPRM (much easier to navigate)
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services; March 2, 2010
Via OCCAM Practice Management blog, March 3, 2010
Commentary and Analysis
Proposed EHR Certification Rule Changes Game
HDM Breaking News; March 2, 2010
“The rule mentions the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, but does not grant it any grandfather status…. So, while CCHIT appears to be able to continue its operations under the proposed temporary certification program, its future isn’t clear in the proposed permanent program.”
Certification NPRM: A Statement from Alisa Ray, Executive Director, Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT)
EHR Decisions; March 3, 2010
“…we feel confident about our prospects of becoming accredited…. We feel confident about the future, and we look forward to the opportunity to continue playing a role in accelerating the adoption of health IT.
Why Rush Vendor Certification of EHR Technologies?
The Health Care Blog; March 08, 2010
“David Blumenthal and his staff have unveiled two separate plans to test and certify EHR technology products and services. We don’t think this is a good idea…this recently-announced two-stage EHR technology certification plan bears all the marks of a hastily drawn up blueprint that, if rushed into production, could easily collapse of its own bureaucratic weight.”
HIT Leaders React to Proposed EHR Testing and Compliance Rule
HealthLeaders Media; March 4, 2010
- “They got it exactly right.” Simeon Schwartz, MD, president and CEO of WestMed Medical Group.
- “It’s going to be interesting to see how much the vendors got out ahead of this and how much they’ve hedged their bets” Eric Saff, CIO of John Muir Health
- “…no matter where you are in the chain of this market, you can in fact certify those modules as opposed to waiting until you meet complete meaningful use to be certified. So I think that’s great. I think that’s really considerate of the ONC.” Luigi Leblanc of Solink